Senior management changes at Handelsbanken

Carina Åkerström has been appointed Deputy Group Chief Executive of Handelsbanken.
She is Head of Handelsbanken Stockholm and has been a member of the Bank’s Senior Management since 2008. Carina Åkerström will also be responsible for Handelsbanken’s Large Corporates business.

Elisabet Jamal Bergström has been appointed Chief Sustainability Officer. She currently works as Head of Sustainability and will now be a member of the Bank’s Senior Management. Elisabet Jamal Bergström succeeds Katarina Berner Frösdal who has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the business support units at Handelsbanken in Sweden. Both will take up their new positions on 4 October.

Michael Green has been appointed Senior Advisor. His new role includes being a member of the boards of subsidiaries and the boards of regional banks outside Sweden.  He will also work with Groupwide assignments. Michael Green will therefore leave his current position as CEO of Handelsbanken Sweden. He will take up his new position on 4 October.

No new CEO of Handelsbanken Sweden will be appointed.

Instead, Magnus Ericson , Head of Handelsbanken Northern Sweden, Pontus Åhlund , Head of Handelsbanken Central Sweden , Carina Åkerström , Head of Handelsbanken Stockholm, Katarina Ljungqvist , Head of Handelsbanken Western Sweden and Göran Stille, Head of Handelsbanken South East Sweden will, from now on, report directly to Handelsbanken’s President and Group Chief Executive Anders Bouvin .

For further information, please contact:

Anders Bouvin, President and Group Chief Executive, + 46 8 – 22 92 20
Johan Lagerström, Chief Communications Officer, + 46 8 – 701 13 95,
 + 46 70 – 265 80 14

Mikael Hallåker, Head of Investor Relations, + 46 8 – 701 29 95,
 + 46 70 – 266 29 95

This information is of the type that Handelsbanken is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08.00 CET on 4 October 2016. For more information about Handelsbanken, see:

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